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News

South Florida's Stonegate Bank agrees to be Cuba's US banker

Cuba now has a bank to handle accounts for its U.S. office: Stonegate Bank of Pompano Beach.

The business-focused bank agreed to a request by the U.S. State Department to service Cuba’s...

WorldCity Staff, 23-05-2015 South Florida Business News

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Bridging the sales-marketing divide with “Digital Body Language”

It may come as a surprise to many, but sales professionals and their marketing counterparts are often at odds. Yet technology – and especially, new ways of amassing information on potential clients ­-...

Written by Zach Fagenson on 23 August 2011. Posted in South Florida Business News

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Workforce Florida has pledged more than $2 million for job training and expansion grants for hundreds of Florida port and international trade workers.

Nearly $1 million is to be used to help about 1,000 new and existing workers at port businesses and related companies.

Training for this program is to be coordinated through a partnership between Reynolds, Smith & Hills, Jacksonville-based facilities and infrastructure consulting engineering firm, and the University of North Florida’s Division of Continuing Education.

Up to 600 workers at air-cargo businesses are to have access to $600,000 in grants for training aimed at increasing productivity. This training is to be coordinated though Broward College and Reynolds, Smith & Hills.

“We are proud to part of such an important partnership for Florida’s economy,” said Leerie Jenkins, CEO of Reynolds, Smith & Hills, in a press release. “For businesses like ours, a talented workforce is the cornerstone of success and growth. These training initiatives will help strengthen and expand Florida’s pipeline of trade, logistics and manufacturing.”

Another $600,000 is to create career academies to develop talent for international trade jobs and to forge relationships between local workforce boards and Florida’s deep-water seaports. The project is to create up to 15 career academies in high schools throughout the state, with a focus on international trade logistics and advanced manufacturing for international trade opportunities.

 

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Latest Trade Data

U.S. trade decreases 3.07 percent through March


U.S. trade with the world rose to $911.99 billion through the first three months of 2015, according to a WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

That’s a 3.07 percent decrease since the same time period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 5.14 percent to $373.23 billion and imports dropped 1.58 percent to $538.76 billion... 
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Generational shift: Oscar Feldenkreis to become Perry Ellis CEO in 2016

Perry Ellis International, the apparel company that began as an importer of guayabera shirts and now ranks as a multi-brand powerhouse, is changing its top guard from founder to son.

Cuban émigré...

WorldCity Staff, 20-05-2015 People

Multinational Directory

WorldCity's Whos Here 2014 Multinational DirectoryWorldCity's multinational directory of more than 1,100 companies with offices in the Greater Miami area, is now available in spreadsheet, as a printed publication or even a free PDF download. Read more.

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